If Dad needs a little excitement injected into his wardrobe and medicine cabinet, look no further than our Father's Day gift guide. Each item boasts the type of charm and sensibility the patriarch of the family can appreciate.
Forget the old standbys -- lifeless ties, cheap golf gear, disappointing tools -- and give him something he could have never predicted receiving. Take a look at the stellar items we'd like to recommend for the one day of the year that honors Dad.
Dad's on the go all the time. Keep him on schedule with the Zodiac Black Chronograph Watch ($250, Saks Fifth Avenue). He'll never miss a meeting, ball game or dinner again.
BOND, WALL STREET STYLE
Dad might think he's the living reincarnation of James Bond, so let him extend the exhilaration of closing the big deal with Bond No. 9's Wall Street ($190 for 3.3 ounces, Saks Fifth Avenue). He'll feel the brisk sensation and energy of New York's financial district every day.
Dad needs a change when it comes to his bulky wallet. Slim him down with this Salvatore Ferragamo Kansas Credit Card Case ($110, Salvatore Ferragamo). His pants will thank you.
Dad can always use an excuse to think of you during the hours he's working his 9-to-5 job. The Coxswain Carnaby Fit Shirt ($89, Ben Sherman) will bring you to mind every time he dons it at the office.
MADE IN THE SHADE
Protect dad's eyes and give him a chic look with Maui Jim's Titanium Sport ($249, The Sunglass Hut) lightweight sport sunglasses. The rimless, hinge-less frame is made of a beta-titanium alloy to offer maximum strength and flexibility.
THE GREATEST HITS
The Dad who loves music and takes care of himself will appreciate Billy Jealousy's The Hits Volume 1 ($50, Nordstrom). It contains Fuzzy Logic, a hair-strengthening shampoo, Hydroplane, a shave cream, and Ocean Front, a body wash. He'll be a hit.
STOKE THE STOGIES
If Dad's apt to light one up after a game of golf or a tumbler of brandy, give him something to store those stogies in. The Tiffany 1837 cigar tube ($225, Tiffany & Co.) comes in sterling silver and can hold his favorite Pádron Serie. And he can store his favorites in this Tiffany sterling silver cigar box with cedar lining ($1,350, Tiffany & Co.).
Sometimes Dad can make you see red. For this father, consider the double entendre gift of Jo Malone's Pomegranate Nior cologne ($90 for 3.4 ounces, Jo Malone). The inspiration for Pomegranate Noir began with a vintage dress in rich red silk worn by a friend of Jo Malone's to a dinner party in London. We'll let the signification of the color be your secret.
OFF THE CUFF
Believe it or not, Dad can have a rough day, too. Give him a daily hug with the Geri 18-karat white gold cuff links with gray mother of pearl in a Hug Me pattern ($1,495, Ice Accessories). He'll thank you for it on the tough days.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Never see Dad because he's always traveling? Help him remember how much you care with the Jack Black On-The-Road Travel Pack ($56, Sephora). The starter kit contains everything your father needs to keep his skin ilooking good.
Maybe Dad's wardrobe needs a few renovations. One of the easiest ways to do that comes in the form of the classic Lacoste Pique Polo ($72, Lacoste). You can introduce fun colors and shirts that don't require an iron in one gift.
YA SNOOZE, YA WIN
If your father dresses like a typical dad, he probably wears the rattiest T-shirt and boxers to bed every night. Mom will appreciate the gift of a Nautica pajama set ($27 for the T-shirt; $32 for the pants, Macy's) even if Dad doesn't.
Maybe you have the kind of father who knows a lot about fashion and keeps up with the trends. He'll appreciate a travel grooming kit ($24.99, redenvelope.com) that contains the grooming tools he needs. It even comes with a pair of French-knot cuff links in light and dark blue -- just in case.
If you find Dad at the casinos more than around the house, maybe you can entice him to play a little poker with you with a chip set ($150, Tommy Bahama's). Considering the store, you know this set comes with an island feel.
Whether Dad is in the money or not, he can feel like he's always carrying a roll with Penhaligon's sterling silver money clip ($160, Black Satin Intimates). He'll feel like a million bucks even if he only has a fin tucked in it.
Maybe Dad's the outdoor type of guy who spends his time scaling the side of a mountain or rafting down a river. He'll appreciate the Revo Adventure Collection of wrap sunglasses (RE4023, $149, Sunglass Hut) with polarized filters to reduce glare, gradient flash mirrors to prevent squinting and an anti-scratch coating that ensures clearer vision. Plus he'll look cool.
Your father may have impeccable taste, but you can still help him look his best with the Johnston & Murphy Shoe Care Kit ($70, Johnston & Murphy). Dad can keep his shoes in tip-top shape with lanolin-based shoe cream in black and cordovan, two brush applicators, leather balm, two shine mitts, a shoehorn and a horsehair brush.
JUMP THE SHARK
Give Dad a bump up in his image with a sharkskin bracelet from John Hardy ($695, M.J. Christensen Diamond Center). It looks like a watch but features a hammered sterling silver buckle instead of a watch face.
Dad's good at loafing. How about letting him do it in style with these Monet loafers from Geox ($135, Nordstrom)? The "breathable" quality of these shoes will keep him cool and comfortable.
Jewelry isn't exclusive to women. If executed with taste, a modest piece can really enhance Dad's debonair nature. This titanium link bracelet ($199, J.C. Penney) and its price tag will impress Dad enough to wear it and you enough to buy it.
IN THE BAG
Relieve Dad of the boxy suitcase he's been carrying for years and bring him into modern times with this Dior Homme Classic Flap Messenger Bag ($520, Dior Homme). He'll find it much more convenient to carry and the sleek look will gain him style points at the office.
He reveled at that new little contraption you bought him called the iPod. Now, you can really impress him with an accessory made just for his music playing device. The Fashion Nation Armband ($14.95, Fry's Electronics) conveniently totes his new gadget while Dad mows the lawn, plays catch, takes out the trash and does other stereotypical Dad things.
Mom gets Grace, Dad gets an Amen ($35, Sephora). That would be Philosophy's men's "non-fragrance fragrance." You know, because Dad would rather reek of sweat than smell as though he cares about personal grooming.
Model: Jim Blockey for The Best Agency
Hair: Kelly McGuire for Euphoria Institute of Beauty
Grooming: Rachel Thomasula for Euphoria Institute of Beauty
Photo Assistant: Lea Rudner
Shot on location at the Golf Course at the Wynn Las Vegas and The Country Club at the Wynn Las Vegas